ISG wins $116m mixed-use transport interchange project in Cardiff

WCN Editorial Team 6 Dec 2019 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

UK-based construction services provider ISG has secured an £89m ($116m) Cardiff Transport Interchange building project from Rightacres at its Central Square scheme.

Being funded by Legal & General, the project was designed by Holder Mathias Architects. Considered to be one of the largest developments undertaken in the city centre, the mixed-use project will deliver nearly 500,000ft² of new space.

It will include 14-bay bus interchange with a covered concourse, 318 apartments for the private rented sector and nearly 90,000ft² of modern open-plan, CAT A office space.

ISG stated that for the project it will use efficient practices and modern methods of construction, by employing off-site manufactured bathroom pods and a slip form system to accelerate the construction of the concrete cores of the new building.

The company also stated that it will use an enclosed four-storey platform on a jacking system to sequentially form the reinforced concrete frame and weather-proof each floor as the platform rises.

ISG project director Kevin McElroy said: “The Cardiff Interchange has been one of the most highly anticipated developments of recent years and this announcement reflects real collaboration and vision from all project stakeholders to create a mixed-use scheme that delivers for our city.

“Not only will this dramatically improve connectivity for businesses, residents and visitors to Cardiff, but alongside the iconic BBC Wales headquarters, will transform this strategic gateway site.”

Rightacres project director Jason Hyett said: “The signing of the build contract marks a great landmark in the project’s timeline and is thanks to the input of a great number of people. We look forward to working with ISG and the project team to deliver, what will be, another great building in the city.”

According to ISG, the project is a further develops the relationship between the company and Rightacres, which had already seen ISG delivering the BBC Cymru Wales headquarter building and Nr Two Central Square, home to Hugh James and Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, and significant public realm improvements.

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Image: Rendering of the new Cardiff mixed-use project. Photo: Courtesy of ISG plc.

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